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What is the highest version of Ubuntu that I can install in my Pentium 4 laptop with an ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200 video card? I tried to install 13.04 but I couldn't start the GUI. I read that there are compatibility problems since the drivers are not available in the latest releases. I currently have installed Ubuntu 9.04 and it works fine.

Thank you. Victor

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Ubuntu 13.04 has a PAE kernel. Maybe your CPU does't support PAE (physical address extension). Then try Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Long Term Support), it's supported until April 2017. If you want maximize your computer install ATI driver Follow this guide:

  1. Open terminal, press Ctrl + Alt + T
  2. Copy this command Ctrl + C then paste to terminal Ctrl + Shift + V

    $ sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs dh-make dkms execstack dh-modaliases fakeroot libqtgui4

    $ sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-amdcccle

    $ sudo amdconfig --initial -f

  3. Then restart you computer

    $ sudo reboot

  4. You have state of the art ubuntu on you computer!

or you can visit this site http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Precise_Installation_Guide if necessary

Hope this can help you! :)

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